A militant the army caught on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is a Pakistani who has been involved in militancy for nearly two months, officials said on Wednesday.
The militant, caught on Tuesday during a gunfight in Kupwara district, had told police that he belongs to Lahore and his name is Bahadur Ali.
He said he crossed over to the Kashmir Valley two months back and had been operating under the nom de guerre Saifullah.
He also reportedly said that after crossing into India from Lepa Valley in Pakistani Kashmir, he had been receiving groups of militants from Pakistan.
Sources reveal that the captured belonged to Jahama Village near Raiwind area of Lahore. ALi had entered India with Saad Bhai and Dadra Bhai.
While Saad bhai was an ameer of the LeT and had reportedly undergone Daur-e-Khas training, Ali was trained in a terror camp in Chela Bandi in Muzaffarabad. He also attended the Daur-e-Aam training after he learnt of the atrocities on Kashmiris in India.
Revealing further information, officials said that the trio entered India with the help of a guide to the country. According to Ali, Saad and Darda bhai were killed in an encounter with security forces in mid-July.
Ali, who was carrying UBGL, 9 grenades and AK 47, hid his weapons in Manasbal forest. A radio set was also recovered from him.
“Some crucial disclosures made by the militant have not been made public because of their operational importance,” a police source said.
With the above revelations, India is now set to hand over a fresh dossier to Pakistan, consisting of evidence of Pakistani terrorist Bahadur Ali.
“Some crucial disclosures made by the militant have not been made public because of their operational importance,” a police source told Media Sources.
The Pakistani militant has been flown to Delhi after being taken on transit remand by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), police sources said.